A promo video is shown to recap how this feud has come full circle, beginning with Angle interrupting Bryan's matches to a contest between the two to prove who's best to tests that Angle gave Bryan to prepare him for this one last encounter.
Daniel Bryan hits the ring first to a good reaction with his Money in the Bank briefcase in hand. He seems focused and determined, ready to face anything.
Kurt Angle comes out next to a great pop from the crowd, who joins into the iconic "you suck" chant as a way of honoring the veteran. The two men face down in the ring until the bell rings.
The two men lock up sharply. Angle starts to power through eventually gaining an advantage. He wrestles Bryan to the ground, who has to strain to relieve pressure. He ends up getting Angle back on his feet as both toss and turn around the ring as Bryan tries to pull out of the headlock.
Bryan ends up getting his arms around the chest of Angle and flips Angle over his head to escape the hold, following it up with a clothesline.
As Angle rises, Bryan goes for a dropkick, only to get batted down. Then, when he runs at Angle again, he gets taken down with an arm drag into another headlock. Bryan starts to work his way out of it, but is unable to escape Angle’s grasp.
Bryan gets to a vertical base, only for Angle to go for a belly-to-belly suplex, which Bryan reverses in mid-move to an inverted DDT. Bryan aggressively applies a surfboard, which he then extends into a dragon sleeper.
Bryan has Angle off-pace as he applies heavy pressure on the neck. Angle can be seen to be slowly fading, but he is still moving enough for Bryan to be constantly wary. As the referee goes to check on Angle from the front, Bryan starts rocking on the move pushing himself backward.
Angle suddenly finds an opening as he grabs Bryan's head from behind and wrenches himself forward, spinning Bryan out as he goes rolling toward the ropes. The two both get up and stare down.
The two lock hands seemingly as a test of strength. However, Bryan has other plans, as he kicks Angle in the gut and hits a monkey flip. Angle gets up coming back at Bryan, who dodges only for Angle to rebound and hit a double axe handle to the neck, causing Bryan to fall to the mat.
Angle comes at Bryan, hitting a double leg takedown, transitioning it into a leg-lock. Bryan has to scramble in the position moving around to try and get any leverage. Bryan manages to pull himself toward the ropes only for Angle to flip it over and apply the ankle lock.
Bryan, having scouted the move well, throws Angle forward into a school boy: ..1...2...kick out.
The two scramble back to corners of the ring and are slow to rise. They stare each other down until Bryan comes running at Angle, who grabs Bryan and whips him, only for Bryan to use the momentum performing a backflip over Angle's head and then hits a roundhouse kick to the side of the head.
He covers: ..1....2...kick out.
As Bryan tries to pull Angle to his feet, Angle fights out, grabbing hold of Bryan for a German suplex. He holds on, though, hitting a second and then a third before releasing the final one hard on the mat. Angle covers: ..1.....2...kick out.
Angle grabs hold of the midsection, pressing the air out of Bryan's chest and ribs. Bryan has to pull out a series of elbows before grabbing Angle to hit a running bulldog. He goes to the top rope and he prepares to fly. As Bryan launches at a standing Angle for a missile dropkick, he is caught by the leg.
Angle turns the move into an angle lock and begins wrenching at the leg. At this point, the crowd is cheering for both men with a fervor just happy to see the technicians at work. Bryan scrambles and makes it to the ropes, breaking the submission hold.
Angle runs at a rising Bryan, only to get caught, and launches over the rope, landing on the apron. Bryan then hits a shoulder block to the gut. He backs up and hits Angle with a running big boot, sending him to the outside.
When Angle has gotten to his feet, he is greeted by a suicide dive, sending Angle crashing into the barricade. Bryan pumps his fist and grabs Angle, sending him crashing into the steel post. At a count of four, Bryan applies a crossface chickenwing on the outside.
He lets up the move at eight and slides into the ring, immediately going back out since the count has been stopped. Bryan grabs Angle and sets him up with his head dangling off the apron. Bryan gets in the ring and onto the top rope, where he hits diving double leg drop sending both men down to the mat below.
At a count of seven, Bryan is back inside with Angle taking until nine. Bryan looks focused and determines with much more stamina and confidence than the men's first encounter.
Bryan moves toward Angle grabbing him by the neck. He pulls the veteran up and applies a triangle choke. Angle shows some signs of tiring, as he fights the move less than usual. This lulls Bryan into applying a little less care in the lock of the hold.
Angle exploits this by moving his arms in position and grabbing Bryan's ankle, wrenching at it and eventually transitioning into his own form of leg lock, which he solidly uses to gain the advantage, forcing Bryan to release his choke hold.
Angle wrenches at the hold without it being an ankle lock. He eventually uses it to transition into a belly-to-back suplex. He then goes to the top rope. He hints at a moonsault, but Bryan catches him with his back turned. Bryan grabs Angle on the back and goes for a side slam.
Angle fights him off with several strong elbows, causing Bryan to tumble. Angle executes a moonsault and covers: ...1..........2...kick out.
Angle tries to pick up Bryan for another suplex, with Bryan reversing into a guillotine choke. Angle is in trouble as he struggles to orient himself. He ends up falling to his knees, but he falls forward with his fingertips grasping the bottom rope.
With Angle down, Bryan pulls him into the center of the ring for the LaBell Lock. Angle seems to be in the move for a couple minutes, unable to make the ropes until he gets a little bit of leeway, and in a brilliant move, reverses into the ankle lock.
Bryan is writhing in pain unable to make any of the ropes, and Angle will not let up. Bryan looks ready to tap, but he holds on. Suddenly, Bryan gets his hands planted on the ground and pulls his entire weight forward, throwing Angle into the mat in prime position for another LaBell Lock.
Bryan will not give any ground, but Angle still inches for the ropes. Barely able to see his hands nearly smack against the mat as he pulls himself all the way over and grabs the bottom rope.
Both men are tired and worn, certainly in pain. They get to their feet again and lock up. Angle gets the advantage. He pulls Bryan in an hits series of belly to belly suplexes. After his third, Angle pushes Bryan off and grabs him for an Angle Slam which he hits. He covers: ...1.........2...kick out.
The crowd goes wild as Angle slowly grabs Bryan and pulls him to his feet. He goes for a side slam with Bryan pushing out. Bryan knocks Angle then bounces off the ropes. As he rebounds, Angle catches him for another Angle Slam. This time, Bryan is ready.
He flips over the move, and as Angle tries to orient himself, Bryan grabs him and hits a perfect dragon suplex, immediately in a pining combination: ....1...2...3.
Justin Roberts: "The winner of this match, Mr. Money in the Bank, Daniel Bryan." (Time of contest: 28:50)
Angle gets up slowly, and the two look at each other. Angle smiles slowly and extends his hand.
Bryan gladly shakes it with Angle pulling him and raising Bryan's hand as the winner.